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Winter Skills Training

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  • Hi all,

    Is anyone interested in Winter Skills Training? A trainer has contacted us regarding putting on a one day winter skills training course for AYW members. The cost would depend on the number attending - the total charge would be £280 divided by however many people want to go (so between £35 and £280 per head). Hire of equipment would be extra.

    The dates he has proposed are as follows:
    7th Jan (Sat)
    8th Jan (Sun)
    14th Jan (Sat)
    4th Feb (Sat)
    5th Feb (Sun)

    The location will depend on where there is snow and will be decided closer to the time. If you are interested could you please RSVP yes, and add a comment stating which date(s) you can do, the maximum you are willing to spend (so I know if you want to go if we can't manage the maximum), and whether or not you are able to drive - and if yes whether you could give other members a lift. If we have enough people to make it worthwhile, I will arrange a day with Jim.

    Any questions, please message me.

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  • David D.

    Hi Elly,sorry but im not going to manage Jan ,as going be away longer than thought

    6 days ago

  • Elly M.

    We currently have one place left for the Sunday course. If you want to go and there isn't a space left, please add yourself to the waiting list. If we have enough demand, I will see about adding a third date.

    6 days ago

  • David D.

    Hi all ,any of the above dates are ok for me,ant ideas on cost of hire of the gear Elly?

    November 18

    • Elly M.

      David, in case you haven't seen it, "Crampons are £7 each and stiff boots £10
      We provide the helmet free as its generally the one thing most folk don't have."

      6 days ago

  • Elly M.

    Guys, I have posted the 'actual' sign up events - if you want to go, please head over and put your name down!

    November 21

    • Elly M.

      Afraid not at present - more availability for the Feb dates. If we book out the two slots I've arranged, we might be able to put another on. The other advantage of the February dates is that you will get an extra 1h 40m of daylight - quite a lot more bang for your buck!

      November 22

    • James D.

      Good thinking Elly , and hopefully better weather.

      November 25

  • Gavin

    Hi I can only do the 7th or 8th of Jan, but appreciate that might rule me out. Gavin

    November 22

  • William N.

    I'd be really keen to come

    November 19

    • William N.

      Hi elly I can do all dates however would need a lift up to the venue. Price wise could do[masked]

      November 21

    • Elly M.

      Thanks!

      November 21

  • James D.

    Hi, I can run two separate days preferably over the same weekend. but I can be flexible at the moment. Axe and Crampons are £7 each and stiff boots £10
    We provide the helmet free as its generally the one thing most folk don't have. Jim[masked]

    November 21

  • Tim R.

    I can do any date other than the 14th Jan and 4th Feb. I would be happy to go up to £70.

    November 21

  • Marty

    I can do any date other than the 4th of February

    November 21

  • John

    Hi, I'm also really keen on this. The earlier the better for me. Can probably go up to around £60 plus kit hire.

    November 20

  • Mike Michal R.

    Shouldn't be a problem ...need to check with my rota..that I will be able to confirm hopefully next week or a week after. Regarding the costs 70£ should be acceptable considering min of 4 people going

    November 18

  • Mike Michal R.

    Hello everybody...(it's time for me two write something after few reminders)..yes I'm interested . 7th should be perfect (TBC after next week- rota) and I got 3 seats free in the car.

    November 18

    • Elly M.

      Hi Mike, are you able to do any of the other dates? Frankly the 6th/7th are looking least likely due to others' availability. And how much would your maximum spend be (so I know if you are willing to go ahead if we have fewer than 8 interested?)

      November 18

  • Will

    I should be free any of those dates i think. i would pay about £50. what additional items would we need to bring / hire, is this along the lines of crampons and ice axes?

    November 18

    • Elly M.

      Yeah, that sort of thing - obviously if you have crampons and an axe, you won't need to hire these! Jim will provide helmets within the cost of the day.

      November 18

  • Katy E.

    Very keen, as soon as I have my rota (I'm switching rotation) I'll have a date, shouldn't be long!

    November 18

    • Elly M.

      Great! It's looking unlikely to be the first weekend, but let me know what you can do.

      November 18

  • Krisztina A.

    What winter walking kit would you need to have to attend this training? Thanks

    November 18

    • Elly M.

      Kit can be hired from Jim for the day. You would need to provide your usual hill walking stuff - so warm clothes, hat, scarf, gloves, waterproofs, rucksacks, etc.

      November 18

  • Owain B.

    Sounds great Elly!

    I can drive (+4 or 5) and am free on all the dates apart from Jan 7th and 8th. I'll spend up to £140.

    November 17

  • James D.

    Yes £35 per head providing we get 8 people.
    We ran a course for a couple of your group last year at Clova and it went very well
    Jim

    November 17

    • James D.

      Hi Keith, yes we can be flexible with the total cost if we don't get 8 people.

      November 17

  • Keith

    £50 max
    Any of the Sunday's
    Happy to drive

    November 17

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